Solbit Asks, “What’s Take Out?”

Dear Nicalai,

You like sushi, don’t you? Remember when we were in Steamboat Springs and Uncle Josh and Aunt Tanya made sushi for supper, and you couldn’t get enough of it?  Well, sushi is Japanese food.  So, while we’re in Japan, we thought we should have some sushi. Don’t you agree?


Uncle Josh & Aunt Tanya’s sushi plate

You would like our neighborhood sushi place. Nona and I went there to get supper last night. Everyone there — all local people — welcomed us.  We just wanted take out sushi, because we were so tired. Continue Reading

Solbit Asks, “Vending Machine Food? Really, People?”

Dear Nicalai,

You asked us, “What’s going on in Japan?”

Here’s what’s going on for us in Tokyo, Japan:  the rain came this morning; then the heat; now it’s humid; we need air conditioning! Solbit has not complained though.  We’re guessing that dinosaurs — even Plastic Jurassics — like heat and humidity.

Despite the warm weather, we do get hungry.  So, Japanese food is what’s going on for us in Japan.  Solbit saw us eating last night. When she saw us eating, she said, “Hey, what are you doing? You mean you put stuff in your mouth, and it disappears? Oh, that’s magic!”  Being a Plastic Jurassic, Solbit doesn’t eat, so she didn’t know about eating.

We explained that she can’t enjoy eating as we do, and she was disappointed.  Then, to cheer her up, we suggested that she might enjoy looking at Japanese food and watching us eat.  She said, “Good, let’s get started! Can we go look at food now?” Continue Reading